Facebook should be able to handle names like Isis and Phuc Dat Bich

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Facebook has a well known “real names” policy, but what if your name turns out to be a bit too real for Facebook?

Take the experience of Isis Anchalee, a San Francisco-based engineer, also known for kicking off the #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign earlier this year that promoted women in STEM.

On Tuesday, she wrote on Twitter that Facebook had closed her account. Anchalee suggested the reason was because her first name is the same as the shorthand for the Islamic State — ISIS — the group responsible for the recent Paris attacks, among other atrocities. Read more…

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